Gideon Mendel: Dzhangal
Thurs 5 January 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Photographer Gideon Mendel has created a powerful installation using objects he gathered during visits to The Jungle refugee camp in Calais.
By focusing on items such as toothbrushes, playing cards, worn-out trainers, teargas canisters, and children’s dolls, Mendel conjures alternative portraits of The Jungle residents that also stand in for the plight of displaced people everywhere.
Join us at the exhibition opening on Thursday 5 January, 6 - 8pm.
Part of the exhibition
About Gideon Mendel
Gideon Mendel (b. 1959, Johannesburg, South Africa) is a leading contemporary photographer, whose intimate style of image-making and long-term commitment to projects, has earned him international recognition and many awards, including the Pollock Prize for Creativity.
He is renowned for his work as a ‘struggle photographer’ and his 20-year photographic odyssey on the impact of HIV/AIDS. This project culminated with the publication in 2001 of his first book, A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa.
Mendel has been occupied with ‘Drowning World’ since 2007, an art and advocacy project about flooding that is his personal response to climate change. It was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Prize 2015.
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